Our gifts all come lovingly packaged in our boxes, and there is more to it all than meets the eye! You may think it odd that we send trees in wooden boxes. So we’ve explained it all below, so you can feel even better about sending one of our gifts.
Firstly – our boxes are made from sustainable pine, and New Zealand is fortunate to have a growing volume of plantation forest estates available for harvest. The availability of New Zealand Pine makes it a sustainable and renewable resource, and an attractive and acceptable alternative to timber species from the world’s dwindling natural forests. We chose wood over other products for a few reasons:
Secondly, our boxes are designed to be re-used in a number of ways:
As New Zealand’s original tree gift company, Trees Please! were the first NZ tree gift company to produce and sell the different tree boxes that you see in our store. Our custom-made boxes were purpose-designed to keep our trees safe in transit, and provide a two-in-one gift.
You may ask – what on earth is woodwool? Basically it is where off-cuts of wood are shaved off and end up as cute little shaving curls. It’s fantastic for keeping loose items secure, but more importantly, it can also be re-used in a multitude of ways:
When we send out corporate orders, our trees get sent in cardboard boxes. Where possible, we re-use packing received from our suppliers, or if there is none available we use recycled options.
Have you received one of our gifts? We would LOVE to hear about ways that you have re-used your wooden boxes. We welcome you to post these to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NZTreesPlease or alternatively send these to us via email – click here.